In 2018 our Central and Eastern Europe Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary. In the interview H.E. Ambassador of Lithuania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands talks about our cooperation and expresses his wishes to our CEE center.
Our Central and Easter Europe Center is the only of this sort in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has been promoting the region of CEE and the Netherlands for almost 15 years.
In these years we have published hundreds of interviews, articles, supported many CEE related initiatives and cooperated with the CEE Embassies, Embassies of the Netherlands located in the CEE region, government and educational organisations. We have cooperated with many national and international media, including: Polish Public TV TVP, Polish Public TV broadcasting internationally TVP Polonia, TVN, Dutch Public TV: NPS, AVROTROS, Dutch commercial radio BNR, Polish Public Radio Polskie Radio and various newspapers and magazines, including: the biggest Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf as well as Trouw, Dziennik Polski.
Our CEE center was established by Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska. She is a laureate of one of the most prestigious Polish TV awards: For the Merits of Poland and Polish People Abroad. The award is given to exceptional individuals from the world of science, culture, politics and sport who, through their achievements, promote a positive image of Poland and Poles in the world.
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Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska is an international journalist, correspondent and media commentator.
She is a CEE professional, an author of seven books, hundreds of publications about Central and Eastern Europe, publisher and advisor cooperating with national and international media, governmental organizations and universities. Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska is an experienced academic lecturer, public speaker, meeting/congress facilitator, moderator. She has experience in chairing panel discussions and acting as a jury/president of the jury in various contests. Last but not least she is a professional trainer in various fields including: communication, intercultural communication, CEE, cultural awareness, effective presentations, foreign languages (Dutch, English, Polish), media and professional intercultural job applications.
Last but not least, Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska is an official, registered sworn translator: Polish-Dutch-English in the official Dutch register of the sworn translators and interlocutors : ”Register beëdigde tolken en vertalers”. entrusted by the Ministry of Justice with various implementation tasks in respect of the Wet beëdigde tolken en vertalers (Sworn Interpreters and Translators Act).
Due to her broad professional background, extensive intercultural management, leadership skills and experience she occupies/occupied the following functions.
- Advisor to the Remembrance Foundation of the Deported Jews with Mr. Ralf Krewinkel, mayor of Heerlen, as president.
- Management Board of Maastricht Institute for Central and Eastern Europe with Mr. Jan Mans as president. https://www.communications-unlimited.nl/jan-mans/
- The Committee of Recommendation for the Friendship Year The Netherlands-Russia with Prof. Joop van der Berg, leader of PvdA in the Dutch Parliament, as president.
- Member of the jury panel of the Polish Person of the Year in the Netherlands with Ms. Barbara Borys-Damiecka: Polish Senator.
- Jury president of Miss Poland Benelux since 2011
Her company comprises also
•International Journalism and PR Centre
•Language and Translation Centre
Her company is supported by an advisory board which consists of respected and well-known international representatives of the political, business and culture world.(https://www.communications-unlimited.nl/category/board-of-directors/)
Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska was born in Warsaw, Poland and has also Armenian blood and roots in Lviv, which is now part of Ukraine. She lives in the Netherlands, Limburg.
She was raised dually in a communist Poland where she got propaganda lessons at school and she was taught at home by her parents how the real world is really like. She wanted to know why totalitarian systems exist. From that moment she got fascinated by intercultural communication, politics, languages, culture and psychology, internationalization, which gave her a feeling of freedom.
Due to her deep interest in people and communication between people especially beyond the borders she followed English and American Studies at Warsaw University. She studied among others culture, literature, history, mass culture, ethnicity issues, political issues, gender studies, philosophy and psychology. Her major was American culture, and she specialised additionally in methodology and translations. After receiving her master title she also completed post-master studies in Journalism organised by L’Ecole Superiere de Journalisme de Lille and Warsaw University with the cooperation of the College of Europe. She received ‘Diplôme en Journalisme Européen’.
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